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Raising Funds for Goethe

Dear Goethe International Charter School Families, 

The current school year is well underway, and our students and staff are fully engaged in teaching and learning. It’s exciting to watch their daily progress. 

As you may know, Goethe International Charter School (GICS) is a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) authorized independent charter school fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and authorized to deliver the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme to our approximately 400 students. Our school has achieved California Distinguished and California Gold Ribbon as well as the California Green Ribbon status. What you may not know is that we have accomplished these accolades while receiving only a fraction of the funding regular neighborhood schools receive. Additionally, charter schools rarely have access to local school bonds or parcel taxes that benefit traditional schools. Goethe International Charter School relies on fundraising to close this funding gap. 

There are multiple fundraising events throughout the school year. The biggest three annual fundraisers are the Pledge Drive, the Gala and Silent Auction as well as the Jog-a-thon. As a community we always strive to reach an outstanding monetary result. However, even more importantly, we encourage every family to participate by making a donation so we can reach our 100% participation goal. We welcome gifts at whatever level you are able to donate. Please also ask your employer if a matching gift program is offered. 

This year, we are funding increased educational support for our students through previous years’ fundraising efforts. As an example, your dollars turn into Instructional Assistants, Language and IB Coordinators, and additional teachers for the German Language Acquisition Option. Your donations help purchase additional learning materials and support various programs for our students. Your gift is essential in providing the truly rich educational opportunities our children deserve. 

Together we can achieve amazing outcomes for our children. Thank you in advance for your generous donation.